Links 5/24/15

Links for you. Science:

Why an iron fish can make you stronger
Gender And The Harvard Math Department
Author retracts study of changing minds on same-sex marriage after colleague admits data were faked (great work by the whistleblowers)
To handle big data, shrink it
Potential flaws in genomics paper scrutinized on Twitter: Reanalysis of a study that compared gene expression in mice and humans tests social media as a forum for discussing research results. (Sweet Baby Intelligent Designer, it was a critique; it’s not like the authors were called douchebags or something)

Other:

Rape Kits: A Decade and A Billion Dollars Later, Why Can’t We Fix the Backlog?
One Reason Why America is in Decline (“Mom, no, I’m not going for an MBA. I’m getting my degree in microbiology.”)
This Texas senator blamed Baltimore uprising on absentee dads but goes silent on Waco bloodbath
Throwing The Pamphlet At Them: Crimes Without Criminals. In which we are amazed at how many crimes are committed by bank buildings.
You Reeka Math
Researchers find food assistance program is linked with better mental health
Cheney Thought Al Qaeda Was Bluffing
How many slave deaths for the Qatar World Cup can Fifa put up with? (62 deaths per game; I think the ancient pharaohs were kinder)
The Highest-Paying Jobs Of The Future Will Eat Your Life: In the future, highly skilled people will be bringing home fatter paychecks, but they’ll rarely be home long enough to spend them.
Where the sidewalk ends
Bernie Sanders can’t win: Why the press loves to hate underdogs
The Benedict Option: Why the religious right is considering an all-out withdrawal from politics (don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out)
The medieval ‘New England’: a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-eastern Black Sea coast
This video by a Columbia University neuroscientist​ might be the best case against the drug war ever made
How the DEA Harasses Amtrak Passengers: A mathematician describes how his rights were apparently violated during a trip to Washington, D.C.
The surprising links between faith and evolution and climate denial — charted

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